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The Year of the Dogs

A Memoir

Marie Sheva


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The Year of the Dogs is an unforgettable story of love, friendship and addiction. Tempered with humor, this tender memoir shows the simple pleasures of a starlit sky, a dog's smile, even a last goodbye. Though the raw pain of loss is palpable throughout, Sheva shares her secrets to survival: an indomitable spirit and an amazing ability to love and to forgive.

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781974091324, 202pp.

Publication Date: December 14, 2002

About the Author

Since the 2002 release of her memoir, The Year of the Dogs, Marie Sheva has appeared at venues across southern New England, including Roger Williams University, the RI State House, Unite for Youth - Groton Adolescence Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, the Drug and Alcohol Treatment Association of RI, and many more. She is a member of RICARES (RI Communities for Addiction Recovery Efforts) and of GRASP (Grief Recovery After A Substance Passing). Her poignant story of love and loss resonates with audiences young and old, and of all social backgrounds, especially among those who have lost a loved one to addictive illness. Sheva knows from personal experience that people cannot heal in isolation. Through her story, she hopes to help end the stigma and darkness surrounding addictive illness, as well as to create a safe space for people to express their love and pain.